Sunday, January 1, 2012

Benchmark Numbers for 1 January 2012

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I'm still a "numbers guy" and like to try to keep track of various numbers in the genealogy world. So this is a list of genealogy numbers as of 1 January 2012 (see last year's numbers at 1 January 2011 Benchmark Numbers):

1) http://www.ancestry.com/

*  about 1.7 million paying subscribers
* 30,482 Databases in the Card Catalog (2011: 30,006)
*  29 million family trees with over 3 billion profiles
* 1,838,295,985 persons in Public Member Trees (2011: 1,263,587,509)
* 448,817,254 persons in Private Member Trees (2011: 308,674,051)

2) www.Familysearch.org

* 1,000 Historical Record Collections online (2011: 519)
* 65,815 Research Wiki articles (2011: 46,002)
* 252 Research Courses (2011: 109)
* 67 Community Trees (2011: 64)

3) http://www.fold3.com/

*   318 sets of original documents (counted) (2011: 509)
*   85,413,046 images online (2011: 71,731,610)
*  100,036,579 Memorial Pages

4) www.WorldVitalRecords.com

*  28,700 collections
*  4.2 billion names
* 158 million record images
*  100 million newspaper pages

5) http://www.archives.com/

* 268  databases (2011: 140)
* over 1.5 billion  records (2011: 1,158,738,805)

6) www.GenealogyBank.com

* over 5,800 newspapers (2011: 4,600)
* over 1 billion records (2011: 700 million)

7) www.Rootsweb.Ancestry.com

* 667,438,708 persons in WorldConnect family trees (2011: 630,984,813 )
* 434,729 WorldConnect databases (2011: 430,030)
* 266,785,174  records in FreeBMD database (2011: 195,536,463)

8) http://www.americanancestors.org/

* almost 3,000 databases

9) www.MyHeritage.com

*   61,626,012 Members
*  20,920,031 Family Trees (2011: 16,306,687)
*   906,702,547 individuals in family trees (2011: 645,780,280)

10) www.Geni.com

*  almost 60 million users
* over 100 million profiles in family trees
*  60,629,166 profiles in Geni's World Family Tree

11) www.WeRelate.org wiki

* over 2 million  persons in family tree

12)  www.WikiTree.com wiki

*  43,000 WikiTreers
*  2.9 million profiles

13) www.FindMyPast.co.uk

* about 750 million family history records

14) www.CyndisList.com

* 309,467 genealogy links (2011: 291,330)

15) www.Linkpendium.com

*  9,948,990 genealogy links (2011: 9,239,987)


16)  www.FindAGrave.com:

*  over 73 million grave records

17)  http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/:

*  4,540,417 newspaper pages available

I obtained those numbers from publicly available information on the websites.

There are many free and subscription websites that do not publish easily findable numbers.
What other websites and what other numbers should I be benchmarking? Are some of the numbers wrong? Please tell me in Comments and I will edit the list above!

2 comments:

MidwestAncesTree said...

I'd like to see the numbers for the *gravestones.org sites, like iowagravestones.org. I started tracking my ancestry trees like this as well. I've been working pretty hard on my Morlan family tree and since 10/29/2011 (to prepare for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in a couple weeks) and my numbers are:
People: 5626 (Oct2011);6448 (Jan2012)
Photos: 1451 (Oct2011);1756(Jan2012)
Stories: 419 (Oct2011);484(Jan2012)
Records: 7299 (Oct2011);8615(Jan2012)
Comments: 153 (Oct2011);160(Jan2012)

Luvvie said...

Great stuff! I love statistics. Thanks for posting this.